I have a new (to me) 37 foot sloop
with only two sails
, main and 135 Genny. The foresail is on a roller furler
. We are planning a fairly long trip and I am most concerned about potential storm conditions, especially things like afternoon storms. With a 135% Genny, I don't really want to be up on the deck
hauling all of that sail around in a heavy wind
. (My roller system makes it pretty easy to drop the jib
.) I'm not very interested in another forestay, that seems to create more problems than it solves. Also, reefing the Genny by furling
it part way seems like a poor answer because the sail has the wrong cut and will be too high when partially furled. I had a sailmaker
actually suggest the ATN Gale Sail rather than selling me one of his storm jibs.
But, in the end, it would be great to get comments from anyone who has actually used one.